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6th-Jan-2017 10:48 pm - Snowflake challenge, day 6
john_amend_all: (nineemma)

Day 06

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

(I did get a couple of my wishes granted from the last time I did this — thanks to [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] liadtbunny, I'm no longer the only Jamie/Sam author on AO3, and [personal profile] liadtbunny has also drawn some illustrations for me).

  • Following on from last time's success with Jamie/Sam, wider participation in some other very niche ships: Lucie Miller/Karen Coltraine, Ace/Susan Q, Mary Dove/Inspector Neele, and Jamie McCrimmon/Jo Grant. OK, that's four wishes right there.

  • Given that the question is basically 'What do you want?', I can't resist: I want alt.drwho.creative to reclaim its rightful place in the fandom. I want to see This Time Round stretch forth its hand again, and command the world Outside! I want to see the Tod Brothers finally receive their long-deserved comeuppance! OK, I don't want to be taken over by an alien Keeper in order to save the ruins of adwc, but I do miss the Round. (Its 20th anniversary is 23 January 2018, so that gives my readers, if any, just over a year to come up with something.)

6th-Jan-2017 12:11 am - Snowflake challenge, day 5
john_amend_all: (angels)

So much for keeping up with this challenge. I think the part-assembled jigsaw downstairs is distracting me.

Day 5 )

Also: You wait for a friending meme, and two come along at once. This one's on the Dreamwidth side, for those who've made the leap.

The banner is somewhat large )

1st-Jan-2017 10:45 pm - Snowflake challenge, day 1
john_amend_all: (angels)
So I'm trying [community profile] snowflake_challenge again this year. Don't know how far I'll get with it, but here goes:

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Recs )
18th-Dec-2016 08:51 pm - I aten't dead
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)
At least, at the time of writing this.

- I have a fandom stocking: Here it is. Now I just have to hope I'll be able to write something for others' stockings; my muse seems to have been on strike since August.

- Checked the Battlefield novelisation the other day, to see if it gives Shou Yuing a family name (it does: Li). Seems that hadn't made it into any of the usual wikis before now, so I updated Tardis.wikia and TV Tropes. Perhaps I ought to retag all my Shou Yuing fics on AO3, since Ace's canonical tag contains her equally non-canonical surname.

Since the Doctor also translates her name as 'Little Cloud' (小雲, Xiǎo yún) I think that means shortening her name to 'Shou' is basically calling her 'Little'. Good thing she's not the one who reacts to that with a baseball bat.

Knowing her full name does make it easier to set her up in the UC generator. thus )

16th-Nov-2016 09:59 pm - Ficlet writing meme
john_amend_all: (gia)

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:

Take a pairing (or two or more characters), and put them in this random generator, then post your favourite resulting prompts (as many as you wish) in a comment below and I will try to oblige you by writing at least one of them.

14th-Nov-2016 08:18 pm
john_amend_all: (portal)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me a character and I'll tell you my:

First impression
Impression now
Favorite moment
Idea for a story
Unpopular opinion
Favorite relationship
Favorite headcanon
13th-Nov-2016 11:06 pm - OK, just one more.
john_amend_all: (shipping)
383) Hot on Her Tail - Saskia Walker
It wasn’t the knee-high black leather boots or the skintight leather hotpants that grabbed her attention, but the padlocked slave collar she was wearing around her neck.
As she stepped out of the stolen vehicle she’d been chasing, Officer Nyssa of Traken was thunderstruck by the alluring redhead in the provocative attire. Upon further investigation, it soon became clear that despite appearances, Tegan Jovanka was not some crazy car thief dressed like a bondage slave from a porn movie. She was, in fact, the victim in some underhanded maneuvering by her vindictive ex.
Now it was up to Nyssa to help her out of this mess. But the electric attraction that blazed between them soon culminated in a night of explosive passion that would change Nyssa’s life forever.

Right, who's been showing the generator this picture?

12th-Nov-2016 12:19 am
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
I don't seem to be able to write anything of use at the moment. Which is a pity, because
466) THE QUEEN'S LADY by Shannon Drake
By trying to help the reckless, defiant Mary Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne, Lady Victoria Waterfield is at perilous odds with Jamie McCrimmon, a laird accomplished in both passion and affairs of state.
The more Victoria challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. But will Victoria's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal - or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?

sounds like it could have legs as a genuine Two-era historical.
Sarah and Harry seem to suit the generator quite well )

4th-Nov-2016 09:32 pm - Thoughts: The Moonstone (2016)

The BBC broadcast an adaptation of The Moonstone this week. Before I watched it, I wasn't sure why they felt the need to; the 1996 version seemed perfectly adequate to me. Now, having watched it... I'm of pretty much the same opinion.

This one was longer (almost twice as long) but still didn't reintroduce all the elements that were cut in the 1996 version. It strayed rather further from the text (for example, giving Lady Verinder a deathbed scene with Rachel; very Victorian-novel, but not in the book or the 1996 version) and felt a little padded here and there. Perhaps because they weren't able to realise Rosanna's death on screen, there was instead an interpolated scene with Franklin Blake nearly drowning that went on for ages and advanced the plot not one iota.

As to the cast... well, they weren't bad, but a lot of them weren't on the level of the 1996 version. Which, given the 1996 version had the likes of Antony Sher, Peter Vaughan, Lesley Sharp, Greg Wise and Keeley Hawes, perhaps isn't such a surprise.

(I haven't seen the 1972 version, but looking on IMDB I see that the wicked Colonel was played by Colin Baker. And that there was a 1959 version where he was played by none other than Barry Letts, but that's probably long been consigned to the flames).

31st-Oct-2016 07:05 pm - Trick or Treat meme
john_amend_all: (angels)
In honour of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc) The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!
23rd-Oct-2016 12:51 pm - Another Class thought
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
If it runs to more than one season, then the seasons really ought to be called 'Class of 2016', 'Class of 2017', and so on.
22nd-Oct-2016 11:30 pm - Still around
john_amend_all: (shipping)

Small incursion at Coal Hill, not many dead

Watched the first episode of Class. Not sure yet if I'll bother with the second. I can't think of that much else to say about it.

The story to fit this sensational headline has not turned up yet

Woke the other day with a sentence in my head: "Now, now, sir, for all I know the stained glass could have already been there before they broke in." Now all I need is the rest of the fic to go with it.

'Tis love, 'tis love, that makes the world go round

I added a few more prompts to the Unconventional Courtship generator. Results )

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